It’s always good to see a brand take themselves out of their comfort zone and try their hand at something new. It keeps things fresh, right? I find it hard enough to build up the courage to stray away from those reliable silhouettes and materials in my own wardrobe, so I commend any brand that takes any sort of sartorial leap.
Case in point? Alabama-based Loyal Stricklin and the latest iteration of its Wayman Jacket. Known for its wide array of high-quality leather goods –including the original version of the Wayman — this is the brand’s first foray into applying that same detailed, high-level craftsmanship to denim and canvas jackets. Three years in the making, the final result looks to be fully worth the wait.
We’ve been spoilt with a choice of 3 versions. First comes a 17 oz. waxed canvas from British Millerain in an understated earthy brown. Next, we have a 14 oz. indigo selvedge denim from Vidalia Mills. Last but by no means least, 14 oz. black selvedge denim with charcoal weft from Nipon Menpu in Japan. Unless you’re a leather jacket purist, there’s something for everyone, here.
Each jacket is USA-made with a durable, flat-felled seam construction and feature; 1 chest pocket, 2 handwarmer pockets, 2 hidden interior pockets, bar -tacked pocket openings, and custom “loyal” donut buttons.
Available from Loyal Stricklin starting at $275